June 28, 1998 |
An 11-day tour to Portugal that highlights its music, history and folklore departs Oct. 1. The small group tour will be led by Donald Cohen, an expert on Portugal. The group will visit Lisbon, Obidos, Alcobaca, Tomar, Bussaco, Porto, Viana do Castelo, Guimara~es, Sintra and Cascais as well as some other towns, villages and vineyards.
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December 14, 1986 |
Mirandes, the everyday language spoken by only 15,000 people in a remote mountain region of Portugal, has won official recognition. Although it may sound like Portuguese spoken by a Spaniard or vice versa, experts say Mirandes is a distinct language in its own right. The Latin-based tongue developed around Miranda do Douro in the northeastern Tras-os-Montes region of Portugal after the Moors were driven out of the Iberian peninsula in the 15th Century.
July 5, 2004 |
Greece won the European Championship in one of the biggest upsets in soccer history, beating host Portugal, 1-0, Sunday on Angelos Charisteas' goal early in the second half. Charisteas scored in the 57th minute with a header off a corner kick from Angelos Basinas. Giourkas Seitaridis went on a speedy run down the right side and was stopped by a block by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, with the ball rolling over the end line.
July 5, 2006 |
Italy has some tremendous soccer players, the sort who never give up, never stop running, never stop seeking ways to win. All of that was evident Tuesday, when Italy overcame Germany and almost 65,000 German fans at the caldron of noise that is Westfalen Stadium in a World Cup semifinal that crackled with tension and that was not decided until overtime itself had all but expired.
May 11, 2008 |
THE EARTHQUAKE that leveled Lisbon in 1755 shook more than the ground, journalist Nicholas Shrady reveals in this lively account. It flattened religious and philosophical certainties as well, and it was an equal-opportunity disturber of the peace, discrediting the reactionary orthodoxy that held Portugal in an iron grip even as it challenged the optimistic creed of the rationalists seeking to loosen that grip all over Europe.
July 13, 1997 |
Art historian Paul Blanchard, a resident of Florence, is offering a tour that includes many meetings with members of the local art community in Tuscany and Umbria. Sponsored by the Educated Traveler, the tour (from Nov. 12 to 19) will take a small group to visit private art collections, many of which are housed in ancestral villas.